DIY: Burlap Pennant Banner

This football season, kick your game watching parties up a notch with this festive–and extremely easy–pennant banner to support your favorite team!  While this is a great way to show your school spirit, it can easily be replicated for any occasion, be it a birthday party, engagement party, etc…It requires few supplies, little time, and minimal “crafting” skills, if you’re normally one to deter from the do-it-yourself projects.


  • Burlap fabric [I found this gold-dotted burlap at Joann’s Fabrics]
    Dependent upon how many pennants you want to make, I only used about a 54″ x 8″ section of fabric.
  • Scissors or Rotary Cutter + Fabric Mat
  • Twine
  • Craft Paint
  • Stencils
  • Hot Glue Gun + Hot Glue


Using a fabric rotary cutter and mat, I measured my burlap pennants [7″ wide, 8″ long], marked them off with chalk, and cut into triangles.  If you don’t have a rotary cutter + mat, not to worry! Just use scissors.

Once I had all of my pennants cut, I laid them out and followed the same painting + stenciling process as when I made the monogrammed burlap wine bags for Christmas last year. [remember these?!].  I free-handed my longhorn, but you should easily be able to find your school logo online to print and trace as well.

Once I painted all of my letters and they had time to fully dry, I put them in order, turned them over, and simply hot glued twine along the back / top of each pennant to hold them in place, leaving enough twine on either end so that it could be hung.
For more Game Day ideas, be sure to tune into Good Day Austin tomorrow morning [around 9:45am CST], as I’ll be sharing easy ‘do-it-yourself’ ways to set your tailgate or watch party above the rest–including another project to use up those leftover burlap scraps!  If you’re not in the Austin area, I’ll be sure to post the video link as soon as it’s live.

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